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Rising Interest in Entrepreneurship Career Choice
Marich Mark
11/18/2009
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A new Kauffman Foundation study revealed that interest in entrepreneurship among first-year college students has risen over time. Trends in Business Interest Among U.S. College Students bases its findings on data available through the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, which for 40 years has conducted the...

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Sarbanes-Oxley Exemption for Small Businesses
Marich Mark
11/10/2009
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On Wednesday November 4th, the House Financial Services Committee approved legislation that would permanently exempt some small businesses from having to comply with provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The amendment would exempt companies with a market cap of less than $75 million from having to...

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The Challenges for Youth Entrepreneurship in Ghana
Marich Mark
11/30/2009
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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has recently released the first place winner of the 2009 CIPE International Essay Competition in the category of entrepreneurship and employment. The article by Saeed Mahmoud Jajah examines “The Current State of Youth Entrepreneurship in Ghana.”After Ghana attained...

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The Economic Impact on Firm Starts and Exits
Marich Mark
11/19/2009
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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 16 – 22), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today unveiled the first indications of how the economic slump has impacted entrepreneurship in the United States and 11 other countries in 2008 and most of 2009....

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The Strategy for Energy Innovation
Marich Mark
11/24/2009
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PDE staff attended a meeting on “Innovation and the Strategy for Renewable Energy” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Our report of the event follows:The Tuesday Innovation Policy Discussion Group of the Woodrow Wilson and MIT hosted last week a meeting with Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy...

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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
11/30/2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Senate Energy and Natural Resources - Full Committee HearingHearings to examine policy options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.10:00 amDirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 366 [more info]  

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
11/2/2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Hearing"Hearings to examine increasing health costs facing small businesses."02:30 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rooom 430 [more info] Wednesday, November 4, 2009House Small Business Committee - Hearing"Small Businesses and the Estate Tax: Identifying Reforms...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: No Hearings
Marich Mark
11/23/2009
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As Congress prepares for the long holiday weekend (and with all eyes onthe looming health care debate), no relevant hearings or meetings havebeen scheduled. The Senate next meets on November 30 & the House ofRepresentatives next meets December 1.

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Why Global Entrepreneurship Week Matters
Marich Mark
11/23/2009
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(photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum) Days before Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off, a piece in BusinessWeek by two of the initiative's proponents made the case for why it pays to encourage entrepreneurship among young people around the globe. Written by PDE's Jonathan Ortmans and...

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2009 Hot Research Topics: Entrepreneurship, Jobs and Recovery
Marich Mark
12/18/2009
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The nation's largest funder of entrepreneurial research, theEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation, announced that the most popular research in 2009 explored pastrecession trends and entrepreneurs' roles in economic recoveries.The Kauffman Foundation has compiled throughout the year itsmost in-demand research, which was mentioned in news stories generating...

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